Date: 2/12/18 10:08 am
From: Tina Blade <tinablade5051...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Question about toxic Nandina--Heavenly Bamboo
Hi Tweets,

This question isn't directly about birds, but certainly affects them.



I'm curious about the prevalence of Nandina-a.k.a. Heavenly Bamboo-in local
gardens. It's a lovely plant, but apparently contains cyanide and other
alkaloids that are highly toxic to dogs, cats, birds, and other animals.
See: http://ar.audubon.org/news/nandina-berries-kill-birds. It is widely
available at local nurseries. I've almost chosen it for my own garden
without realizing its hazards.



Has there been any effort to get nurseries to stop selling it?



Thanks,

Tina Blade

Duvall, WA






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